Before I became pregnant with my son, I genuinely thought everything from, "eating for two," to the supposed nesting instinct was all a bunch of malarkey. Though I never quite got the weird cravings or mythical glow, I did find myself very concerned about getting every single detail and loose end tied up before the arrival of our little one. So if you're pregnant, know someone who is, or are just curious, you might wonder how to know if you're nesting. As it turns out, there's some actual evidence to back up what I believed was an old wives' tale.
Though each woman is differently and may experience this at varying levels of intensity or not at all, I was surprised to find that it was a legit thing that happens to many women who are expecting. I'd always pictured some 1950s housewife reminiscent of The Stepford Wives when anyone talked about nesting and the urge to be a homemaker.
In reality, it's not as simple as flipping a switch and becoming a domestic diva, it's more about biological instincts hardwired into our genetic coding to make sure you've done all you can to prepare for your baby's arrival. So check some of the interesting ways to know if you're nesting.